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We now return to the ninth chapter of the Mánasára , which treats of villages and
towns , and this being made to ... out the principles upon which a Hindú village or
town is built , and that they will not be altogether uninteresting to those who ...
There are eight sorts of villages or towns , namely , 1. dandáca ( that which
resembles a staff ) ; 2. sarvatób'hadra ( in every respect happy ) ; 3. nandyávartta
... The village called dandáca is quadrangular , and surrounded by a square wall
The village containing twenty - four houses is to be situated on the banks of a
river , and inhabited by yatis or holy mendicants : it is called puram . That which
contains fifty houses should be occupied by those who have performed holy ...
for the worship of Mahá Cáli , and the huts of the chand'álas or outcasts should
be a crosa * distant from the village . A tank or reservoir should be constructed
either on the south or north side , or near either of these two points , for
Two broad streets run through the middle of the village , from east to west and
from north to south , cutting one another in the middle , where there should be
erected either “ a temple for Brahma , or a mantapa for general meetings . ” At
each of ...
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Ram Raz: Essay on the Architecture of the Hindús / by Rám Ráz. - London : Parker, 1834. - xiv, 64 S. : Ill. - (Oriental Translation Fund) Die bibliographische Beschreibung im Haupteintrag ist unzureichend und irreführend.